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Jonathan Bates

Bates horn role comes to end at Black Dyke

June 7, 2016
Jonathan Bates is to leave his role as solo horn with Black Dyke after six highly successful years with the Queensbury band.

Richard Simpson

Letter recalls fateful final journey

June 4, 2016
Ahead of the world premiere of 'The Final Journey' at the Black Dyke Festival in Leeds, a letter from one of the 12 survivors recalls the terrible tragedy.

Black Dyke

Dyke to recall past glory and disaster

June 4, 2016
Black Dyke will recall personal past glory as well as a historic World War 1 disaster this weekend with their concert performances in Nottingham and Leeds


Black Dyke to give world premiere of historic commemoration

June 2, 2016
Black Dyke will premiere 'The Final Journey' in Leeds on Sunday — 100 years to the day of the loss of HMS Hampshire and over 650 lives...

Black Dyke

Personal link provides inspiration behind Dyke concert

May 28, 2016
A very personal link was the driving force behind Black Dyke's forthcoming concert appearance in Nottingham


Bradford youngsters enjoy Dyke history trip

May 24, 2016
Youngsters from Bradford Music Hub have enjoyed a fantastic musical trip to play in the historic Black Dyke bandroom.

Black Dyke

Dyke return already a triumph

May 18, 2016
Black Dyke's long-awaited return to perform at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham has already proved to be a great success.


Trom trio look east to Singapore

May 11, 2016
A trio of trombone youth and junior ensembles from Black Dyke will be looking to head to Singapore via Halifax

Black Dyke

Still time to register for Black Dyke Festival

May 8, 2016
There is still time to register for the Black Dyke Festival — especially for players and conductors...

Gareth Small

Small pride at Angel award

May 5, 2016
Gareth Small, principal trumpet of the Halle Orchestra has spoken of his pride as well as the nerves he felt in winning the 'Best Instrumentalist' award at the European Championships with Black Dyke.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke open invitation to Festival

April 22, 2016
Black Dyke is offering a warm welcome to players, conductors, supporters and brass band lovers alike to their popualr Black Dyke Festival in Leeds in June.

Black Dyke

Dyke set to return to site of Euro triumph

April 20, 2016
Black Dyke will make a long awaited return to the scene of two memorable contest and concert appearances in Nottingham in June.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to return to Dronfield

April 19, 2016
The Yorkshire and European champions will return to Dronfield to spearhead free masterclasses and workshops...


Black Dyke to open doors for Euro preview

April 16, 2016
The reigning European Champion will be previewing its Lille challenge in Morley later this month.

Daniel Thomas BBC 2016

Report & Result: 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award

April 15, 2016
Black Dyke's euphonium star, Daniel Thomas is crowned the winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award


Ground breaking Black Dyke Band Heritage and Archive Project gains funding

April 15, 2016
The remarkable history and treasures of the most famous brass band in the world will be made accessible to the whole of the banding world thanks to a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund project award.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke appoint new principal tuba

March 29, 2016
Harry Cunningham takes over the principal tuba role at Black Dyke as European Champion looks towards Lille.

Ben Dixon

Dixon ends tuba tenure at Dyke

March 24, 2016
Ben Dixon has stepped down from his role as principal tuba at European champions Black Dyke.


Five year percussion link for Black Dyke

March 24, 2016
The European and Yorkshire Champion has linked up with Centre Stage Percussion in a new five-year partnership agreement.

Black Dyke

Memento merry for Black Dyke

March 17, 2016
Black Dyke presented with a rare memento of £100,000 worth of past glory...

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger